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Designing dual-perspective puzzles for 2D-3D platformer Toodee and Topdee  
by Joel Couture [08.17.21]
Puzzle platformer Toodee and Topdee offers an interesting perspective on a classic genre. Here's how developers Dietzribi turned a Ludum Dare prompt into this perspective-swapping puzzler.
Console/PC, Indie, Design, Video

Data dive: inside a successful sequel launch  
by Gamasutra Staff [08.16.21]
PlayWay shared with its investors some very focused and precise data on Car Mechanic Simulator 2021 - so let's analyze it in detail!
Console/PC, Indie, Design

Don't Miss: Making XCOM tighter and more focused with Chimera Squad 1
by Alex Wawro [08.16.21]
What made XCOM: Chimera Squad so dang compelling? Lead designer Mark Nauta told us how Firaxis broke the strategy series down to its juiciest bits in this 2020 interview.
Console/PC, Design

Dead by Daylight's Stranger Things DLC will be delisted from sale in November  
by Bryant Francis [08.16.21]
Behaviour Interactive has announced that Dead by Daylight's Stranger Things-branded DLC will no longer be purchasable after November 17, 2021.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

California regulators to Riot Games: 'let your employees know they can speak to us'  
by Bryant Francis [08.16.21]
The California DFEH has filed a request asking a court to compel Riot Games to inform employees they are legally able to discuss their experiences with state regulators.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Get a job: Insomniac Games is hiring a Combat Designer  
by Staff [08.16.21]
Insomniac Games is looking to hire a combat designer who can tackle a number of different game design challenges.
Console/PC, Design, Recruitment

Roblox now owns online communications platform Guilded  
by Bryant Francis [08.16.21]
Roblox has announced that it's acquired Guilded, an online communications platform similar to Discord, with features tuned for organizing online game communities.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Judge orders ROM site to permanently destroy its pirated Nintendo Games 1
by Bryant Francis [08.16.21]
Nintendo has won an injunction against the operator of ROM site RomUniverse, and now a judge is ordering the site operator to 'permanently destroy' all of its pirated games.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Blog: How social interaction influences players in MMORPGs  
by Gamasutra Community [08.16.21]
Games have strong interaction with all the users. How to retain players is a problem we want to explore more.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Design, Business/Marketing

VR dev XR Games nets $2.1 million to expand team and create new franchises  
by Chris Kerr [08.16.21]
UK-based augmented and virtualĀ reality game studio XR Games has secured $2.1 millionĀ in funding to expand its development team.
VR, Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Embodying coziness in Here Comes Niko!, a '3D platformer for tired people' 2
by Joel Couture [08.16.21]
"We noticed that we regularly were too exhausted to play the kind of games we used to like. So, we started working on a game that we could play even when we didn't have energy for anything else."
Console/PC, Indie, Art, Design, Video

Don't Miss: The real buildings that inspired Control's Oldest House 2
by Ewan Wilson [08.13.21]
If you love Control, you'll love this look at the Brutalist architecture that inspired The Oldest House.
Console/PC, Design

Get a job: Sony PlayStation is hiring a Live Ops Analytics Director  
by Staff [08.13.21]
Sony PlayStation is hiring a Live Ops Analytics director to manage the data that drives games like God of War, Horizon Zero Dawn, and more!
Console/PC, Design, Recruitment

Over 10 million players have checked out Control 1
by Bryant Francis [08.13.21]
Remedy announced today during its quarterly financial report that over 10 million players have played Control.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Don't Miss: Making Frostpunk grim without descending to dark comedy 9
by Bryant Francis [08.12.21]
Learn about how Frostpunk managed to tell a grim story without descending into despair or dark comedy.
Console/PC, Design

Amazon Games loosens rules on personal projects 2
by Bryant Francis [08.12.21]
Amazon Games has loosened its rules on personal game projects, a few weeks after the overly restrictive rules were roundly mocked on Twitter.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Get a job: tinyBuild is hiring a Senior Video Games Producer  
by Staff [08.12.21]
tinyBuild is looking for an excellent communicator and a multitasking person with strong problem-solving skills a passionate for video games to fill the role of a Senior Producer.
Console/PC, Production, Recruitment

Activision Blizzard QA employees speak out about poor working conditions 4
by Bryant Francis [08.12.21]
Update: A number of Activision Blizzard employees have spoken out publicly about poor working conditions for quality assurance testers at the company.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Roblox Corporation buys up Jim Greer's Bash Video team  
by Bryant Francis [08.12.21]
Update: Roblox has bought up Bash Video, Jim Greer's post-Kongregate startup, and hired him as a new director of engineering at the company.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Registration is now open for GDC Masterclass Fall 2021 courses  
by Staff [08.12.21]
Check out all the great classes available in the GDC Masterclass Fall section.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing, GDC